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Can I install OS immediately after DBan?


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#1 g0tvtec

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 03:04 PM

I am in the process of selling my computer and want to wipe out the hard drive with DBan then reinstall the OS.

After wiping it with DBan, do I have to take any further steps to format or partition the drive or can I pop in the OS CD and install the OS?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:54 PM

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:58 PM

Which OS are you going to install?
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:53 PM

It doesn't really matter.

Your OS install will ask you to set up partitions, and format if you need to.

Edited by dpunisher, 15 April 2010 - 06:54 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:11 PM

So there is no need to set up partition or format after using Dban?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:52 PM

Most operating systems will allow you to set up the partitions during the install process.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:48 AM

Thanks


I'll be using the HP recovery CD to install Vista then HP's Window 7 upgrade CD thereafter

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:39 AM

If that system came with a recovery partition...that recovery CD may be useless, if files on that partition were needed to make a system recovery.

System model?

Did you create this recovery CD, following HP instructions...or did HP provide it?

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:23 PM

It is the HP e9180t

The recovery disks are actually made by HP and was mailed to me. I am assuming that using these recovery disks will restore the recovery partition as well.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:18 PM

Starting Recovery From Recovery Discs

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:33 PM

crap i started Dban without disconnecting my external HDD

from what I understand, Dban won't work for external usb HDD right? I plugged it back into another computer and it work fine.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

Nevermind I dont even think Dban did anything due to this error I got after typing "autonuke"

Dban finished with non-fatal errors

Im still able to start up the computer with no problems... any ideas? I did a disk check and there were no problems

Edited by g0tvtec, 17 April 2010 - 03:45 PM.





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